Inter Milan striker Marko Arnautovic is likely to be out until after the international break with a thigh injury.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews.

If there was one dark spot on Inter’s win away to Bologna over the weekend, it concerned the injury to a couple of players – wingback Carlos Augusto and striker Marko Arnautovic.

In the case of Arnautovic, the problem concerned a strain in the Austrian’s hamstring.

That is a very similar injury to the one that kept the 34-year-old on the sidelines for around a month and a half in the fall.

And according to Tuttosport, Arnautovic could be set for another extended period out with injury.

However, the timing of the international break could be fortuitous from Inter’s perspective.

It may not be the case that Arnautovic actually misses many matches with his injury.

Inter Striker Marko Arnautovic Out For 2-3 Weeks At Least – Back After International Break?

According to Tuttosport, the sense is that Arnautovic should be out for two or three weeks.

That will certainly mean that the Austrian misses Inter’s next couple matches.

The Nerazzurri take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League round of sixteen tie in midweek. And then, they host Napoli in Serie A.

That match against the Partenopei will be Inter’s last before the international break.

And then Arnautovic will have that period of a couple matches in which to recover.

Therefore, Tuttosport note, there is a good chance of Arnautovic being back in time for Inter’s first match back from the break.

That will be away to Empoli at the start of April.

And then, if the former West Ham United, Bologna, and Stoke City striker is not able to return for that match, he should likely be back soon after.

But in the meantime, Inter will have to navigate their next couple matches with just three senior strikers available.